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Scilly Dark Skies Week is a celebration of grassroots astronomy and the wondrously dark night skies of Scilly. Join in this October!

Hosted by the islands’ community observatory on St Martin’s by night, settle in for talks from world-class practitioners in the fields of astronomy and astrophotography, followed by stargazing through telescopes at the most unpolluted night skies in the UK.

By day, wander on foot and explore Scilly at your own pace, before hands-on workshops await: build practical astronomy skills and knowledge - from choosing the right telescope, to photographing the universe, to exploring the ancient connection between Scilly’s earth and sky.

Scilly Dark Skies Week will bring together people with all levels of experience who are curious about astronomy and want to know more about how to actively appreciate the wonders of our night sky.

There will be a talk every evening from 19:30 followed by the opportunity to do some stargazing; cloud permitting. Speakers include Damien Peach, Ian Morison and Carolyn Kennett.

The afternoon workshops will take place at 14:00.

Tickets to attend the whole week cost £175 per person which includes access to all talks and workshops, a welcome event, last night drinks party, guided access to the observatory and a donation to COSMOS.

It is also possible to buy day tickets to each of the sessions at a cost of £20/£15 (under 18's) per person, £25/£20 (under 18's) for Damian Peach talk and workshop.

Book your trip now with Isles of Scilly Travel and get 10% off by using the discount code DSOCT21. All discounts subject to T&Cs.

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COSMOS, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 0QL

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